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Small Town Capitalism in Western India : Artisans, Merchants and the Making of the Informal Economy, 1870?1960.

Author: Douglas E Haynes
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Series: Cambridge studies in Indian history and society.
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A history of artisan production in colonial and post-independence India, and its role in the country's society and economics.
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Haynes, Douglas E.
Small Town Capitalism in Western India : Artisans, Merchants and the Making of the Informal Economy, 1870?1960.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas E Haynes
ISBN: 9781139220040 1139220047 9780511675690 0511675690 9780521193337 0521193338 9781139223485 1139223488 9781139216951 1139216953
OCLC Number: 797919352
Description: 1 online resource (364 pages).
Contents: Cover; Small Town Capitalism in Western India; Dedication; Title; Copyright; Contents; Images; Maps, Chart, and Tables; Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction; Existing Approaches to the Artisan Economy; Approach of this Study; Some Methodological Considerations; 1 The Historical and Global Contexts of Artisan Production; The Artisanal Economy in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries; The Organisation of Production; The Colonial Transition; Small Producers, 1800-1850; Small Producers from the 1850s to the 1880s; The "Revolution" in Raw Materials; Conclusion; 2 Artisanal Towns; Case Studies. SuratSholapur; Malegaon and Bhiwandi; Migration; Padmasalis; Momins, Julahas; The Creation of Weaving Communities; Conclusion; 3 Consumers, Merchants, and Markets; Economic Change and Changing Patterns of Consumption; Peasant Commodity Producers; The Rural Poor: The Case of Adivasis; Urban Consumers; The Structure of Demand: Mills versus Handlooms; Segmentation by Quality; Segmentation by Gender; Segmentation by Region; Marketing Networks and Small Town Capitalism; Conclusion; 4 The Organisation of Production; The Diversity of Structural Forms; Relations of Production: The Artisan Household. Independent HouseholdsDependent Weavers and Putting-Out Systems; The Karkhanas; Conclusion; 5 Small Town Capitalism and the Living Standards of Artisans; Artisanal Poverty and the Structure of the Economy; Qualitative Indications of Poverty; Quantitative Evidence; The Economic Vulnerability of Artisans; Urban Weavers and Famine; Weavers' Response to Famine; Crises of Supply; Conclusion; 6 The Colonial State and the Handloom Weaver; The Origins of Colonial Policy; Improving the Techniques of Production; Co-operatives; Conclusion; 7 The Paradox of the Long 1930s; Developments During the 1920s. The Crisis of the Long 1930sSigns of the Depression; The Decline of Dependent Households; The Karkhanas; The Powerlooms; Processes of Innovation and Adaptation; The Powerlooms and the Handloom Weavers; Weavers' Politics and Identity; Conclusion; 8 Weaver-Capitalists and the Politics of the Workshop, 1940-1960; The Context of the 1940s and 1950s; Small Producers During the 1940s and 1950s; Flexible Specialisation; The Changing Role of the State; Weaver Capitalism and Labour Resistance; Surat; Bhiwandi; Sholapur; Conclusion; Concluding Reflections: The Making of the Informal Economy. APPENDIX I Costs Involved in Manufacturing Two Types of Saris, AhmednagarAPPENDIX II; Bibliography; Government Records; Official Publications; Newspapers and Journals; Non-Governmental Reports; Unpublished Dissertations; Unpublished Essays; Published Sources; Electronic Sources; Index; Other titles in the series.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in Indian history and society.

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'Douglas Haynes has provided one of the most interesting recent accounts of the history of labor in modern India.' H-Soz-u-Kult

 
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